Earlier last month I received this piece from a client.
She thought it would make a great wall cubby in a bathroom for towels or she could see it being used as a magazine rack.
She asked for me to do something whimsical but not too funky and requested that I paint it in neutral colors.
The problem for me was all of those holes.
Should I ignore them or embrace them?
Actually, some of them will be covered with iron pieces like this one.
She didn't want me to paint them so she only sent one with the piece, just so I could see what they looked like.
So even though I can't show the total concept to you, you can imagine the final look with these embellishments included.
Ultimately, those holes will look something like this.
I I had planned to feature this piece in yesterday's post but thought that it was getting too dark for a good shot.
As it turns out, I think this post is jinxed because today I discovered that I have left my camera in Galena and had to resort to using my phone for these images.
My iphone takes pretty good pictures but there isn't much consistency in the color from on image to the next.
Anyway,I started by painting the entire piece a cream color and then added the khaki/gold diamond pattern and outlined it in bronze and black.
I added the ambiguous words for interest,
created the stripes across the bottom
and the swirls and curls on the sides for variety,
Then popped the edges with black and creme and put a subtle glaze over everything.
I can see it with white, black, chocolate brown or even charcoal colored towels in it.
It's time to call Ms. Wood and tell her her wall cubby is ready and thank her for the opportunity to give this well worn piece a bit of beColorful love.
I hope it is what she was envisioning.
Hmmmm. Now that I look at it again I'm wondering if I should put some swirls ( like I did on the sides) within the khaki diamonds?
Too much? What do you think?
There is also still time to link up to the Motivated Monday linky party in yesterday's post. I'd love to see what is keeping you busy these days.
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